STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Parties in Talc-Based Powder Exposure Suit Exchange Briefing on Applicability of Anti-SLAPP Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– The Personal Care Products Council has filed a reply brief backing its motion to dismiss talc-based powder exposure claims under the District of Columbia’s Anti-SLAPP Act, maintaining that its advocacy related to the regulation of talc involves the public’s safety.

In the May 26 opposition brief filed in the District of Columbia Superior Court, the defendant said further that the government requested or authorized the Personal Care Products Council to comment on the safety of talc and that the defendant’s advocacy “was limited to the scientific basis for the safety of talc.”

Plaintiff Denise Simpson contended ...

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